For 682 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Tom Gliatto's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The White Queen
Lowest review score: 25 The Playboy Club: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 682
682 tv reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The narrative seems unduly baggy and stretched out, nothing so sharply defined as a triangle. More like a rhomboid. [12 Dec 2005, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    What we have is a light, fast show about friends and couples who hang together, banter together and drink together. [8 Nov 2010, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This new hour-long comedy is a bustling, rather scattered affair. [15 Jul 2013]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's pleasant enough--and thankfully it's not zany. The problem is that Danson's crisis is believable midlife comedy, while the patients' neuroses are closer to stock. [9 Oct 2006, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    The show makes little effort to create a sense of the potent clash--or erotic attraction--between cultures. [24 Feb 2014, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    These people are all more ordinary and much less fabulously neurotic than you might have hoped. [11 Mar 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The CW has established a reliable [network formula]: beautiful young things plus alienation plus supernatural powers plus slim-fit leather jackets. It works again in this new series. [11 Nov 2013, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The tone of the first three episodes is grubby yet also precious. [11 Jun 2007, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The hot-potato miniseries dares to be unflattering. [11 Apr 2011, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The show could be compelling, especially if the cast pulls off two decades' worth of aging. [12 Sep 2005, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Everyone works so hard--including Arnett, even if he never lets you see him sweat--that this comes very close to succeeding. [21 Oct 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The show's main problem is that the guys, straddling the line between undateable-cute and undateable-unlikeable, more frequently fall into the latter camp. [2 Jun 2014, p.46]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    FX's spy parody Archer is funnier, and AMC's short-lived Rubicon was a more sharply realized fantasy of work life in a shadow bureaucracy. This is a botched mission. [4 Apr 2011, p.50]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    This enjoyable series from the Grey's Anatomy team is sort of Doctors Without Borders--who are also without too many clothes. [24 Jan 2011, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    Flowers, both the book and the new movie, is completely absurd--if you want to gauge the absurdity, just know that one of the darkest secrets in the narrative involves a doughnut--but somehow also psychologically coherent. It has a grip.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    There are rivalries and feuds and dangerous situations, as well as a complete lack of personality. [29 Oct 2012, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    The Most natural thing here is Palin's effortless command of the camera. In That Regard, the show is fascinating. [22 Nov 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    The Exes is New Girl fallen off the back of a truck. [19 Dec 2011, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    It's a well-made hour of generic moments. [15 Apr 2013, p.44]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    I just wish he'd [Will Arnett] run away from this dead horse of a sitcom. [11 Oct 2010, p.38]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Tom Gliatto
    This is competent reality fare, but coming after the besotted Ali and Roberto, it's like tying cans of nitroglycerin to a honeymooner's car. [23 Aug 2010, p.35]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    By and large, they all seem to know exactly how to play to the camera and signal they're in on this nonsense. That gives Princesses a thin but distinct edge. [10 Jun 2013, p.48]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    This doesn't have as distinctive a style as The WB's Supernatural--that's more like a jeans ad for the undead--but Kolchak three decades on still knows how to move. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Tom Gliatto
    It's only fun, though, when the would-be mates turn on each other and the bat guano flies: Romancing the Stone morph into The War of the roses. [25 Jul 2011, p.40]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Tom Gliatto
    The show is cleverer than you'd expect. [20 Aug 2012, p.41]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Only Visnjic, immaculately groomed and vaguely continental, seems to understand that this over-the-top story requires not only a constant flame to boil the plot but a flirtatious sense of fun. [11 Mar 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Tom Gliatto
    Mostly it feels like an instructional film about disaster preparedness. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Tom Gliatto
    [It] looks like Sex and the City relocated to Northern Exposure. [18 Sep 2006, p.39]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Tom Gliatto
    Every so often, Alley extracts a solid laugh from an unexceptional joke. [9 Dec 2013, p.45]
    • People Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Tom Gliatto
    A fun, body-flinging, old-fashioned epic.... As Kublai Khan, British actor Benedict Wong gives an impressive performance, one of the best of the year: You absolutely believe his ruthlessness, his power and his calculating thoughtfulness. As Marco Polo, on the other hand, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy, who looks like a more lyrical Emile Hirsch, mostly has to be put up with.

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